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Beef had been getting a bad wrap lately. From Pink slime to Mad Cow those juicy heifers don't seem to be getting a break. I'm not an anti-beef person. In fact if it wouldn't otherwise mean an imminent death by the age of 35, I would eat the stuff at nearly ever meal. But I can't help but feel that all these "issues" the industry has been dealing with as of late may be a sign of a bigger problem. Only a fraction of dead cows are tests for mad cow. That is how the latest death caused by the disease was discovered. What number of those untested cows potentially also carried the disease? That is the question that keeps me slightly hesitant from ordering a thick and juicy burger when I'm at my favorite greasy spoon.
Lauran Neergaard and Sam Hananel reported that Baker Commodities executive vice president Dennis Luckey said:
"We randomly pick a number of samples throughout the year, and this just happened to be one that we randomly sampled,"
You can read their full report on Huffington Post here.